Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Arnica: The Powerful Medicinal Herb You Should Add To A First Aid Kit

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by Sara Tipton, Ready Nutrition:

Arnica is an herbal medicine known for its healing properties. Whether your entire basement is filled with canned foods and enough water to survive the apocalypse or you simply keep a first aid kit in your car “just in case,” you should consider adding arnica salve to your emergency kit.

Arnica’s a powerful medicinal perennial (a term used to describe plants that live for more than two years, usually coming back every season) herb that is a member of the sunflower family.  There are over 30 species of arnica, but it’s usually referred to as Arnica montana, which is the European plant.  The North American counterpart is Arnica chamissonis.  Arnica cardifolia (heartleaf arnica) is another sub-species of North America that can be found as far east as Ontario and Michigan. The first two species are the most commonly used in medicinal salves.

Are You Ready for Hurricane Season? The Prepper’s Hurricane Survival Guide

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by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper:

It’s that time of year again – hurricane season has arrived.

In North America, hurricane season officially lasts from June 1st through November 30th. However, that doesn’t mean that a hurricane can’t be stirred up at other times of the year – it’s just less common.

The hurricane season of 2017 left devastating marks on the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico,  and the Gulf and East coasts of the United States. Many areas that were damaged by floods and high winds have still not recovered and parts of Puerto Rico are still without electricity and running water.

Gunsmith Training: Pistolsmithing- Week Four

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from Survival Blog:

This week I finished up the AGI Gunsmithing course on Pistolsmithing. There were a few surprises.

Time

I’m finding that the ten hours of video per week just isn’t going to be feasible for much of the course. If I’m dealing with firearms that I am already pretty familiar with, a single pass through the video is usually enough to get me going on the finer points. However, if the course is covering a firearm that I am not all that familiar with, and especially if I can’t find that model (or a similar model) of firearm to put my hands on, things slow down quite a bit. The Colt Python that was covered this week is a prime example.

Scientists find that eating more berries is a powerful way to avoid diabetes

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by Mary Miller, Natural News:

Diabetes is a chronic illness that affects your body’s ability to metabolize food into energy. In America, around one in every ten persons has the disease and countless more are at risk of developing it. Fortunately, it might just be possible to reduce the risk of diabetes by eating berries.

The food you eat contains sugar, which is distributed into your blood stream after digestion. Usually, this sugar doesn’t just stay in your blood stream. Your body produces a hormone called insulin to transfer the sugar from your blood into your cells and turn it into energy. If you have diabetes, your body either can’t produce enough insulin or the insulin it does produce just can’t do the job. The result is high blood sugar. If left untreated, high blood sugar can cause damage to your nerves, eyes, kidneys, and other organs and is the leading cause of kidney failure, non-traumatic lower limb amputations, and adult blindness in America.

What To Expect From FEMA After A Disaster (Spoiler: It’s Not Good)

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by Sara Tipton, Ready Nutrition:

Have you ever wondered what it might be like to get some “help” or disaster assistance from FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) after a tragic natural disaster happens?  Well, some know all too well just how much and how little FEMA does to help those who have lost almost everything. Spoiler: it isn’t good.

For years, we have stressed the importance of having a preparedness plan including a financial plan for when disasters erupt. In the book, The Prepper’s Blueprint, we walk the reader through a prepping regimen with a guide and easy to follow instructions and give beginning preppers a foundation to build on so that one doesn’t have to rely on government handouts.

Hurricane Irma Projected To Reach Category 5 And Hit The East Coast – Panic Prepping Begins In Florida

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by Michael Snyder, The Economic Collapse Blog:

On Monday, Hurricane Irma strengthened into a category 4 hurricane, and some meteorologists are projecting that it will eventually become a category 5 storm before it eventually makes landfall in the United States.  And since a “category 6” has not been created yet, category 5 is as high as the scale goes at the moment.  Over the past couple of days, the track of the storm has shifted “a lot further to the west”, and at this point it appears that Miami is the most likely to take the full force of the hurricane.  But as we have seen, trying to forecast the behavior of hurricanes is not an exact science.  Irma may never become a category 5 storm, and it may never hit the U.S. at all.  Or it may zip past Florida to the south and end up making landfall in the Gulf of Mexico.  The truth is that we just don’t know.

But for the moment things are not looking good for Florida, and a state of emergency has already been declared for every single county in the state

On Monday afternoon, Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for every county in Florida in anticipation of Irma. A state of emergency was also declared in Puerto Rico earlier in the day.

Another scenario still on the table is that Irma curve northward and miss the East Coast entirely. This would still generate large surf and rip currents along the East Coast. However, this scenario is the least likely to occur at this point.

And as I mentioned above, many are projecting that Irma will become a category 5 storm just a few days from now.  The following comes from the Express

Many projections show the category storm strengtheing to a category 5 hurricane, capable of ripping roofs from houses and causing huge waves and storm surges.

Predictions from both the National Environmental Satellite data and Information Service (NESDIS) and international weather forecaster Ventusky suggest though Irma is currently a Category 3 storm by Thursday she is expected to strengthen to a Category 5.

A category 5 storm has winds of more than 157mph – enough to destroy whole buildings and cause devastating flooding.

But just because the experts are telling us that certain scenarios are likely to happen does not mean that they will actually take place.

In the end, it is entirely possible that Florida may not see a single drop of rain.  Hurricane Harvey certainly behaved in ways that nobody was expecting, and I have a feeling that the same will be true for Irma.

As Irma inches closer to Florida, “prepping fever” has hit the public.  Grocery stores and home improvement chains are already being flooded with traffic, and this is only going to get worse the closer that Irma gets.  The following comes from one local news report

As Hurricane Irma continues to make its way towards a possible strike on the Southeastern U.S., stores in South Florida are beginning to see a rush for supplies.

Several Publix supermarkets were full before noon Monday as residents grabbed water, non-perishable food and other items.

Another local news report noted that essential supplies were already running low at a Home Depot in south Florida

With Hurricane Irma churning west, many South Florida residents are taking precaution and stocking up on supplies on Labor Day.

A Home Depot in Royal Palm Beach on Monday morning posted a sign that said they were short of some hurricane supplies, including wing nuts, 5-gallon containers for gasoline and 5-gallon jugs of water.

Those that wait until the last minute are going to find that there is nothing left for them.  One resident of Palm Beach Gardens told reporters that the local Wal-Mart in her area is already completely out of water

“There was nothing at Walmart,” said Bianca Rodriguez of Palm Beach Gardens. “Not even like one thing of water.”

Of course those that have been preparing all along don’t have to run out to the store in a panic.

If Irma hits the United States as a category 4 or category 5 storm, it is going to make history.

Meteorologists are telling us that the United States has not been hit by two hurricanes of at least category 4 strength in the same year in more than a century.

And prior to Hurricane Harvey, a hurricane had not made landfall in this country in about 12 years.

There is still a possibility that Irma could miss us completely, but as CNN’s Tom Sater has noted, “that window is shutting quickly”…

Computer models show the system moving through the Caribbean, and by the end of week, it will turn right toward the north, said CNN meteorologist and weather anchor Tom Sater.

“There is a small window. If it turns sooner rather than later, we could maybe see the system slide by the East Coast into the ocean, but that window is shutting quickly,” Sater said. “It definitely looks like we will be impacted by a major hurricane that is a Category 3, 4 or 5.”

Read More @ TheEconomicCollapseBlog.com

Backup Power on a Budget: Notes from South Africa

by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper:

Editor’s note: By now, just about everyone has heard about the difficulties occurring in South Africa. The violence is palpable, the corruption is an everyday fact, and utilities such as water and electricity are no longer a given. Not only that, but the cost of these utilities has become prohibitive, so conservation is a necessity. Backup power, such as solar or generators, have become a necessity for many families.

In this article, a regular reader from South Africa shares some of the tips for starting out with generators and backup power that have made it easier to deal with the continuous rolling blackouts and outrageous prices for electricity.  ~ Daisy

How to create your own emergency food supply on a budget

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from Intellihub:

There are two main reasons why some people choose not to be preppers: Number one, they feel as though they will never find themselves in a SHTF scenario, and number two, they aren’t prepared to spend money on something that they may never have to use. While it is true that you may never need to put your survival skills and supplies to use, it’s better to be safe than sorry as the old saying goes, and you’ll be happy that you became a prepper when you and your family are caught in the middle of a real survival situation. Prepping doesn’t have to cost a lot of money, either. Even creating an emergency food supply can be relatively inexpensive if you know the right way to do it.

SCIENTIST: THE FOOD CRISIS WILL HAVE HUMANS EATING MAGGOTS FOR PROTEIN

by Mac Slavo, SHTF Plan:

As an alternative to meat, one scientist has suggested that humans will acquire the habit of eating maggots in order to reach their protein intake requirements. “Maggot sausages” will be the “meat” of the future according to an Australian scientist, Dr. Louwrens Hoffman.

Food scientists at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia are incorporating insects such as maggots and locusts into a range of specialty foods, including sausage, as well as formulating sustainable insect-based feeds for the livestock themselves. “Would you eat a commercial sausage made from maggots? What about other insect larvae and even whole insects like locusts? The biggest potential for sustainable protein production lies with insects and new plant sources,” said Dr. Hoffman.

It’s Back: How to Prep for Ebola 2.0

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by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper:

The second biggest Ebola outbreak in history is going on the in the Democratic Republic of Congo right now. It’s second only to the 2014 outbreak that infected nearly thirty thousand people and killed more than 11,000.

And now, it may be here in America.

An American healthcare worker was exposed to the virus while treating patients in the DRC. The worker, whose name has not been released, flew back to the United States on Saturday and was put into quarantine for up to two weeks at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha.

Nationwide civil unrest coming… and city dwellers are the LEAST prepared to survive

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by Mike Adams, Natural News:

As I reveal in this podcast, below, military contractors are being told to prepare for domestic deployment inside the United States to prevent cities from being burned to the ground by raging, lunatic mobs. Yes, mass social unrest is in our near future, according to the people who run military contracting operations.

We don’t yet know exactly what event might set off such widespread civil unrest, but it’s not difficult to make some informed guesses about possible scenarios: An EMP attackfrom North Korea (which is suddenly very real thanks to recent ICBM testing by the Norks), an attempted left-wing revolution to overthrow America, a deep state coup attempt to remove President Trump from office, the collapse of the global debt pyramid, mass arrests of left-wing pedophiles in positions of power, and so on.

The point is that military contractors — i.e. former military personnel who are hired back on as private contractors — are well equipped to operate as domestic “special forces” to carry out specific missions on U.S. soil without violating posse comitatus. For the record, I happen to know a lot of these men, and the ones I know are 100% pro-America patriotswho are upstanding citizens. They are well prepared to help defend America against those who are desperately trying to destroy it from within.

These “contractors” are courageous, highly capable men who are experts in hand-to-hand combat, land navigation, assault tactics and long-range target shooting. Every one of them is a survivalist by nature, and they are hardy, intelligent, dedicated individuals. Do not take my article as implying in any way that these are bad people. In fact, my belief is that you will beg for their protection against the out-of-control left-wing mobs and militant groups (such as Antifa) that are trying to burn this country to the ground.

As a quick example, check out this story about a Trump supporter who was viciously attacked and beaten almost to death just yesterday by left-wing Antifa terrorists in Boston.

Special missions, including rescue operations, guarding infrastructure and overwatch protection for police

These military contractors are capable of carrying out all sorts of special missions, including:

  • Guarding key infrastructure against terrorists (power distribution hubs, power plants, railroads, etc.).
  • Taking out terror cells (Antifa, etc.) and their leadership with precision assaults or sniper missions.
  • Manning key transportation checkpoints such as those leading in and out of cities.
  • Providing overwatch protection for local law enforcement who are attempting to quell crazed left-wing mobs.
  • Running rescue operations to retrieve individuals who have been kidnapped or trapped by left-wing terrorists.
  • Extracting people from live shooting scenarios, even while the battle is still raging.
  • Sabotaging infrastructure being used by left-wing terrorists for their anti-America operations.
  • Destroying supply hubs (ammunition depots, fuel depots, etc.) of domestic enemies.

Read More @ NaturalNews.com

What You Need to Know About Militant Groups And How to Prepare for Them

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by Sandra Lane, The Organic Prepper:

When the ‘Big One’ happens, whether that’s defined as the mother of all earthquakes, a massive volcano, a nuclear war, EMP, World War III, the next Revolution, or an invasion of the country, the Rule of Law will be threatened. The Rule of Law, loosely defined, is summed up as ‘individuals, persons and government shall submit to, obey and be regulated by law, and not arbitrary action by an individual or a group of individuals.’ Obviously, without Rule of Law, anything goes. That’s when various peoples step into action with an agenda, and sometimes nefarious goals. For a plethora of reasons, these people already exist and are already grouped up, unified, and practicing. This is not a joke, nor is it meant to be political.